Edna Winifred Hardie (Van Loock), 1933 – 2016
After a lengthy battle with Alzheimers, Edna, aged 82, died peacefully at home with her family by her side.
Edna is survived by her loving husband Rod, her daughters Katherine (Toronto) and Diana (Vancouver), her sisters Diana Van Loock, Rita Van Loock and her brother Ted Van Loock, all in the UK.
She was born October 29, 1933 in Croyden, England, becoming a Registered Nurse in 1959 at St. Bartholomews Hospital, London and winning the Gold Medal in her program. Edna then immigrated to Canada after WW 11, moving to Tofino where she was Matron at the Tofino Hospital. She married Rod in 1964, later moving to the Yukon, where they became Big Game Outfitters. Edna, in all of their life together, never had a headache. She taught Piano throughout her career. In 1998 Rod and Edna retired to Port Alberni.
Cremation has taken place. At the family’s request, there will be no service. Stories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.yatesfuneral.ca